The Grand County girls basketball team lost a tough road game 45-51 to the Pinnacle Panthers, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Price.
Grand fell behind 4-11 in the first, but sprang ahead of the Panthers 11-7 in the second quarter. Grand was down 15-18 at halftime. Pinnacle pounced on Grand 21-11 in the third.
The Lady Red Devils showed some claws of their own and outscored the Lady Panthers 19-12 in the fourth quarter. At the end of the evening, Grand played a competitive game and was just a few buckets short. The young Devils team also broke through the figurative glass ceiling in the Pinnacle game by scoring over 40 points for the first time this season.
Josalyn Murphy led the way with 17 points. Megan Zunich had 11 points and a team leading 16 rebounds and four steals; Zunich had more than twice as many rebounds than any other Red Devil.
Tenney Cook picked up seven points; Cook and Murphy each had three steals. Marguerite Groene netted six points for Grand County. Madison Munger and Jenny Kopell each put down a bucket. Groene and Munger snagged seven rebounds and Andrea Jones nabbed one assist.
Broncos defeat Red Devils
The Red Devils lost to the San Juan Broncos 14-87 on Thursday, Jan 23, at San Juan High School. The Broncos outscored Grand County in all four quarters.
Murphy was again the top Red Devil with nine points and six steals. Murphy also had four rebounds and one assist. Cook picked up rebound queen honors with 10 to her credit. Zunich did not score, but she chipped in with seven rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Groene earned one point and Aliana Lazaro had one rebound. Munger and Cook got two points apiece. Rylee Behunin rounded out the evening with three rebounds and one assist.
The girls basketball team will have a three game home stand on Friday, Jan 31, Saturday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 4, when they play rival San Juan.